LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Music proudly presents the first performance of the 2013-2014 Kansas Virtuosi series – a showcase featuring the world-class talents of School of Music faculty. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, in Swarthout Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
This performance of Kansas Virtuosi will prominently feature three new School of Music faculty members (pictured from left to right above): Sarah Frisof, flute; Maria Kanyova, soprano; and Véronique Mathieu, violin. Other faculty artists featured in this performance include: Ellen Bottorff, piano; Peter Chun, viola; Jacob Dakon, violin; Ed Laut, violoncello; Margaret Marco, oboe; Genaro Mendez, tenor; Lawrence Rice, double bass (emeritus); Paul Stevens, horn; Eric Stomberg, bassoon; Robert Walzel, clarinet; and Stephanie Zelnick, clarinet.
The performance will include Sonata for violin and piano in G Minor by Claude Debussy, “Oh qual pallor” and “Ah, fors’é lui…Sempre libera” from La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, Aria by Ernst von Dohnányi, The Last Words of Opheila (2006) by Zachary Wadsworth, Soaring by Joseph Schwantner and Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner conducted by David Neely, KU School of Music director of orchestral activities.
The second performance in the 2013-2014 Kansas Virtuosi series will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in Swarthout Recital Hall.